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6-DAY FIRST CLASS VACATION ON BOARD THE M/Y ODYSSEY –  FROM $3,997

AVAILABLE FOR ARRIVALS UNTIL DEC 21, 2017

    Odyssey Cruise Central-West and East Islands is an exciting 5-night cruise spent visiting Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago and San Cristobal Islands. All cabins feature individually controlled air-conditioning, a small desk, sofa, mini-bar, and closet, as well as spacious bathrooms with shower cabins. All main deck and upper deck cabins average 215 square feet in size including the bathroom. These cabins have big windows, which can be individually opened. Our Twin Cabins are spacious and fully equipped. It provides guests with the comfort of a hotel room, while enjoying the constantly changing view outside their windows. Our cabins are perfect for that romantic getaway, so you can enjoy the first class comfort with that special someone.

    The Odyssey offers elegant and inviting social areas that are used to hold trip meetings, discuss your day to day itinerary, and share your experiences with other passengers.

    Relax and enjoy the warm sun and the incredible Galapagos view on our comfortable loungers or in our Jacuzzi while zipping on one of our delicious cocktails.

     
    • 6-Day/5-Night First Class Vacation Cruise Program with morning and afternoon island explorations
    • All meals on board
    • Services of Certified Naturalist Guides

    • Use of snorkeling equipment
    • Snorkeling Opportunities
    • English-speaking local hosts and guides
    • Personalized service of our Ecuador-based partners

    Day by Day Itinerary: Odyssey Cruise Central-West and East Islands

    DAY 1 | THURSDAY | Welcome to the Galapagos Islands | L.D.


    Upon arrival at the Balta Airport, a guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor where you will board your first class M/Y Odyssey. Your cabin will be assigned after boarding.

    Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz Island): Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. Some of the main attractions are the National Park information center, the Van Staelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, and adult Galapagos tortoises that are from captivity status. The center includes a large corral, a Visitors center, breeding center, and an interpretative trail. Along this trail it is possible to see different species of native and endemic plants as well as birds such as the San Cristobal Mockingbird, Yellow Warblers, many species of finches, and the Galapagos flycatcher.

    DAY 2 | FRIDAY | B.L.D


    White Tipped Reef Shark Canal (Isabela Island): Reach this island by zodiac ride. “Tintoreras” are small islands in front of Puerto Villamil coast. There is Heron lava on the lookout on mangrove branch, and the Galapagos penguins and sea lions often pop out on shore. White-tipped reef sharks are fairly common in the archipelago. Their name in Spanish is Tintorera, thus the name of this site as they are always found here resting in the shallow waters.

    Sierra Negra Volcano (Isabela Island): Isabela Island is the largest and one of the youngest islands in the Galapagos archipelago. We land in Puerto Villamil, which has the second smallest population in Galapagos with approximately 3000 habitants. We head up to the highlands from Puerto Villamil to Sierra Negra slope, and later we will do some hiking on uneven terrain until we arrive to the Sierra Negra volcano rim. Sierra Negra is the second widest crater in the world. From this viewpoint, you have fantastic views of the mile-wide crater, the rest of the volcanoes, and Perry Isthmus, a 12 Km wide lava field. From here we can hike to Chico Volcano to watch the striking lava formations, examples of the geological occurrences that have created the Galapagos Islands.

    DAY 3 | SATURDAY | B.L.D


    Punta Moreno (Isabela Island): Punta Moreno is located on the north coast of Isabela Island between the volcanos Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul. The trail runs along a lava flow Pahohoe (solidified lava in corrugated, or accordion, form) into a complex of coastal lagoons; the main attraction is several species of birds which can be found around the lakes and mangroves

    Elizabeth Bay (Isabela Island): This is a marine visitor site, meaning the excursion is carried out in a zodiac with no landing point. Your zodiac ride starts with a visit to the Marielas islets where there is the largest and most important penguin colony in the Galapagos Islands. The excursion continues into the cove that is surrounded by red mangroves where you can admire the red roots and green leafs. It is here that you are able to observe sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans, and sea lions. Frequently visitors have been able to see Galapagos Hawks soaring overhead while schools of Pompano and Dorado fish swim below

    DAY 4 | SUNDAY | B.L.D


    Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island): Fernandina is the third largest island in the archipelago and has a single visitor site; Punta Espinoza located at the northeastern tip of the island. Just across Tagus Cove, is an area where some of the unique species of Galapagos can be seen. Marine iguanas intermingle in larger groups than on any other island. They bask in the sand, swim near the shore, and sometime block the way at the landing dock. Among the unique species found here, is the Flightless Cormorant. These birds, due to lack of natural predators, had to adjust their way of survival and perfect their skills of finding food in the ocean. Their wings, tails, and feet progressively adapted for swimming. To see these birds, is to witness evolution happening right in front of you.

    Tagus Cove (Isabela Island): Tagus Cove, a tour along the cliffs in a zodiac will give you a good chance to see the Galapagos penguin, the flightless cormorant, and other sea birds. From the landing dock it is a 30 minute hike along the trail up to the top of the cliff from where you can view Darwin Lake, an uplifted ultra-saline lake saltier than the sea. You can also see several volcanoes from this location. Look carefully at the graffiti on the surrounding cliffs of the cove, it has been written by pirates, whalers, and buccaneers in past centuries.

    DAY 5 | MONDAY | B.L.D


    Espumilla Beach (Santiago Island): Espumilla beach is located in the northern coast of Santiago Island in James Bay. During the last El Nino occurrence, one of the two lagoons on this site underwent a process of sedimentation which caused the disappearance of a representative colony of flamingos. The beach is an important site for nesting marine turtles.

    Puerto Egas (Santiago Island): The island’s black beach is located on the west side and is the main attraction here. The volcanic tuff deposits have created the formation of this special black sand beach. This site is called Puerto Egas, because there was an attempt by a group in the company of Hector Egas, to start the exploitation of salt. This attempt failed since the selling price of salt on the continent was extremely inexpensive and did not justify exploitation in Galapagos. The project was soon abandoned.

    DAY 6 | TUESDAY | Farewell Galapagos | B


    Isla Lobos (San Cristobal): Reach this island by taking a panga for a 1 hour trip from Port Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the island. The trail will lead across a dry vegetation zone, volcanic rocks, and sandy areas. There is a small population of blue-footed boobies and frigate birds, which nest on this site. At the beach you will see a large colony of sea lions. It is common to see shorebirds.

    Transfer to San Cristobal airport.


     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED

    AVAILABLE FOR ARRIVALS UNTIL DEC 21, 2017

    CATEGORY DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD2 SINGLE**

    REGULAR SEASON

    Standard Cabin $3,997.00 N/A $3,997.00 $3,197.00 $3,997.00
    Suite Cabin Upper Deck $4,997.00 N/A $4,997.00 N/A N/A
    ² Child rate applies to one child up to 12 years old, sharing accommodations with two adults and using existing beds. ** Single Cabin Lower Deck
    VALID FOR ARRIVALS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

    JAN 2017
    19

    FEB 2017
    2 | 16

    MAR 2017
    2 | 16 | 30

    APR 2017
    13 | 27

    MAY 2017
    11 | 25

    JUN 2017
    8

    JUL 2017
    6 | 20

    AUG 2017
    3 | 17 | 31

    SEP 2017
    14 | 28

    OCT 2017
    12

    NOV 2017
    9 | 23

    DEC 2017
    21


    INCLUDES

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel

    • One Night at the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel with breakfast and tax

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the Galapagos Odyssey to receive delivery of cruise documentation

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 21, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $98.00 $98.00 $98.00 $37.00 $91.00


    INCLUDES

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel

    • Two Nights at the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel with breakfast and tax (One on arrival date, and one upon return from the cruise

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the Galapagos Odyssey to receive delivery of cruise documentation

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 21, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $196.00 $196.00 $196.00 $74.00 $182.00


    INCLUDES

    • Meet & greet service at the Quito Airport

    • Private Transfer Quito Airport / Hotel

    • Shared Transfer Quito Hotel / Airport

    • Two Nights in Quito at the first class Mercure Alameda Hotel with breakfast &  tax

    • Guided Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument

    • English-speaking Guide Service during tours and excursions

    • On-site logistical support services of our corresponding in-country offices to quickly address any unforeseen situation and provide the necessary assistance as the case may require


    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

    DAY 1 | Welcome to Quito, Ecuador!

    Meet and greet service upon arrival to the Quito Airport by your local host for your private transfer to the first class Mercure Alameda Hotel for a two-night stay with breakfast and taxes included.


    DAY 2 | Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument | B

    Following an early morning breakfast, we head out to Quito’s old town, or Centro Histórico, declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1978. We begin with one of Quito’s highlights: its breathtaking views. At Alameda Park and the Basilica, we will admire the staggering hills on which the city was founded followed by a walk along one of Quito’s oldest streets, García Moreno (also known as the Street of the Seven Crosses), which dates back to pre-Columbian times. As we reach Quito’s main square, Independence Plaza, we take a peek inside the Presidential Palace, the main Cathedral, La Compañía Church (considered one of the continent’s most spectacular monumental buildings), San Francisco Church (the oldest in Quito and the largest religious complex in South America), and its spectacular cobblestone square. Around midday, we head north to the Equator to visit the ‘Mitad Del Mundo’ (Middle of the World) monument. You may choose to visit the Ethnographic or Inti-ñan Museums, both located near the monument site, which highlights the particularities of being situated right at the meeting point of two hemispheres, straddling the Equator. Upon completion of the tour, head back to Quito and your hotel.


    DAY 3 | Quito Hotel / Quito Airport to begin Galapagos Cruise | B

    At the appropriate time, your local host will provide you with a shared transfer to the Quito Airport to board your flight to the Galapagos (airfare is NOT included). Upon arrival at the Galapagos airport you will be met by your local host and transferred to the ship to begin your cruise.

    NOTE: Tour stops may be different than those listed

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 21, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $327.00 $309.00 $312.00 $179.00 $217.00


    INCLUDES

    • Meet & greet service at the Quito Airport

    • Private Transfer Quito Airport / Hotel

    • Shared Transfer Quito Hotel / Airport

    • Three Nights in Quito at the first class Mercure Alameda Hotel with breakfast & tax

    • Guided Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument

    • Private Guided Excursion to the Otavalo Market with lunch

    • English-speaking Guide Service during tours and excursions

    • On-site logistical support services of our corresponding in-country offices to quickly address any unforeseen situation and provide the necessary assistance as the case may require


    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

    DAY 1 | Welcome to Quito, Ecuador!

    Meet and greet service upon arrival to the Quito Airport by your local host for your private transfer to the first class Mercure Alameda Hotel for a three-night stay with breakfast and taxes included.


    DAY 2 | Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument | B

    Following an early morning breakfast, we head out to Quito’s old town, or Centro Histórico, declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1978. We begin with one of Quito’s highlights: its breathtaking views. At Alameda Park and the Basilica, we will admire the staggering hills on which the city was founded followed by a walk along one of Quito’s oldest streets, García Moreno (also known as the Street of the Seven Crosses), which dates back to pre-Columbian times. As we reach Quito’s main square, Independence Plaza, we take a peek inside the Presidential Palace, the main Cathedral, La Compañía Church (considered one of the continent’s most spectacular monumental buildings), San Francisco Church (the oldest in Quito and the largest religious complex in South America), and its spectacular cobblestone square. Around midday, we head north to the Equator to visit the ‘Mitad Del Mundo’ (Middle of the World) monument. You may choose to visit the Ethnographic or Inti-ñan Museums, both located near the monument site, which highlights the particularities of being situated right at the meeting point of two hemispheres, straddling the Equator. Upon completion of the tour, head back to Quito and your hotel.


    DAY 3 | Private Otavalo Market Excursion | B. L.

    We begin our travels north of Quito, towards Otavalo, visiting the small village of Calderon, known for its unique and colorful ornamental ‘baked-bread’ dolls (figuras de masapán). We then continue along the Pan-American Highway to Guayllabamba to taste one of Ecuador’s endemic fruits (the chirimoya), stopping en route to admire the region’s beautiful landscape and snow-capped mountains, making a short stop at San Pablo Lake before arriving at Otavalo. Here we visit the busy textile market located at ‘Poncho Plaza’, famous as one of the largest open-air markets in South America. Find all kinds of handcrafts including tapestries made on old-Spanish weaving looms, and even older pre-Columbian back strap looms. Stop for Lunch at a Hacienda. Enjoy some free time to shop (and haggle) with the friendly Otavaleños. In the early afternoon we visit a colonial hacienda for lunch. We then head to the small artisan village of Cotacachi and return to Quito in the late afternoon/early evening.


    DAY 4 | Quito Hotel / Quito Airport to begin Galapagos Cruise | B. 

    At the appropriate time, your local host will provide you with a shared transfer to the Quito Airport to board your flight to the Galapagos (airfare is NOT included). Upon arrival at the Galapagos airport you will be met by your local host and transferred to the ship to begin your cruise.

    NOTE: Tour stops may be different than those listed

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 21, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $619.00 $547.00 $539.00 $310.00 $428.00


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    In Galapagos Islands: M/Y Odyssey: All cabins feature individually controlled air-conditioning, a small desk, sofa, mini-bar, and closet, as well as spacious bathrooms with shower cabins. All main deck and upper deck cabins average 20 square meters in size including the bathroom. These cabins have big windows, which can be individually opened. Our Twin Cabins are spacious and fully equipped. It provides passengers with the comfort of a hotel room, while enjoying the constantly changing view outside their windows. Our matrimonial cabins are perfect for that romantic getaway, so you can enjoy the first class comfort with that special someone.

    The Odyssey offers elegant and inviting social areas that are used to hold trip meetings, discuss your day to day itinerary, and share your experiences with other passengers.

    Relax and enjoy the warm sun and the incredible Galapagos view on our comfortable loungers or in our Jacuzzi while zipping on one of our delicious cocktails.

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    • Deposit: A $900.00 per person deposit is required to activate the booking process. Due to the popularity of the destination and the high demand for space, early reservations are strongly encouraged. Additional deposits may be required by suppliers, if so you will be notified.
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    • The price does not include: personal expenses, additional activities, international and local airfares as well as airports departure taxes (unless otherwise indicated), gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, bell and wait staff, and any other service not listed. The Galapagos National Park Fee ($100.00 per person) and the Galapagos Immigration Card ($20.00 per person), as well as Fuel Surcharges (if any) are not included.
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    • Meal Codes: B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner.
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    In Quito, Ecuador: Wyndham Quito Airport. Experience the warmest of welcomes when you visit the newly built Wyndham Quito Airport hotel. We are a top choice of Quito hotels, with a prime location at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). Embrace the spirit of the Ecuadorian capital, with our hotel as a supremely comfortable and convenient home base, and spend your days exploring Quito’s many fascinating museums and breathtaking sites. Our hotel is also ideal for guests connecting with local and international flights.

    Each of our 150 non-smoking guest rooms are well-appointed with everyday necessities including free high-speed WiFi and special extras such as an iPod docking station, ergonomic work space and digital safe. Pet-friendly accommodations are easily reserved for a nominal fee.

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    In Quito: Mercure Alameda Hotel is 3 km from both the Church of the Society of Jesus and the independence monuments at Plaza de la Independencia. This bustling hotel is also a 9-minute walk from exhibits at Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana. The perfect combination of services, elegant facilities and comfortable accommodations. The hotel has 147 warmly decorated rooms equipped with all the comforts and security that an international hotel requires. Most rooms offer beautiful landscapes views of the city of Quito, all rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, minibar and desk, soundproof windows, and complimentary breakfast and parking. Airy suites add living rooms, and 1 upgraded suite offers a sofa and panoramic city views. In addition, the hotel makes available the latest in technology for your absolute comfort. Other amenities include a refined restaurant and a bakery, as well as a gym and a business center. Elegant function rooms and meeting spaces are available.

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